Lake Fork legend calls it “dawn of a new Eyra”
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (January 9, 2020) – Bass Cat Boats, a leading manufacturer of tournament-ready, high-performance bass boats, has added Texas pro Kelly Jordon to the company’s pro staff.
Jordon, who currently fishes the Bass Pro Tour, has over $2 million in combined winnings across multiple tours. He’s won four B.A.S.S. events and one FLW Tour event, qualifying for nine Bassmaster Classics and two Forrest Wood Cups. He was also one of the leading forces behind the origination of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic
“Kelly has been a longtime friend of the Bass Cat family,” said company President Rick Pierce. “He is a big bass expert and a threat to win anywhere, but he adds particular credibility in the important Texas market.”
He became aware of the Bass Cat family over two decades ago when he drew company founder Ron Pierce in a tournament on Lake of the Ozarks. “We had a great day and hit it off. Then I met Rick and Jan and so many of the other people associated with the company. It was almost like coming home. I’m so excited about the future.”
Bass Cat Pro Staff Manager Kevin Short fished against Jordon for years across various platforms and knows him to be both a tenacious competitor and a credible promoter. “He’s been a competitor and a friend for years and I’m thrilled to welcome an angler of his stature to the Bass Cat family.”
During this year’s Bass Pro Tour events Jordon will compete out of a Bass Cat Eyra powered by a Mercury 250HP Pro XS outboard.
“I’m tired of running down the lake looking at the back of Bass Cats,” he said. “I love a sporty, performance-oriented boat, and I dig the passion Rick has for making boats perform exceptionally in every sense of the word.”
About Bass Cat: Bass Cat, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures the industry’s premier bass fishing boats from its headquarters in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Family operated since its founding in 1971, Bass Cat is the longest continuously operating tournament bass boat company in the United States. For more information visit www.basscat.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.